Caterpillar Mini Books

I have updated some of the mini books for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so that they now have just three penmanship lines, rather than four. You can download the PDF of all eight below: Very Hungry Caterpillar mini books You can see my original resources in the post here.

Ladybird Worksheets

Here are eight printable worksheets for you to use with Eric Carle’s The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. Worksheets can be helpful for supporting children to consolidate their understanding of vocabulary, and as a quiet activity after a loud one. These ones make use of matching activities, substitution tables, gapfills, and the child’s personal perception of the book. You can […]

More Bad-Tempered Ladybird

A staple in my classrooms, as you will have guessed, is the matching game, otherwise known as pelmanism, otherwise known as Memory. Whatever you call it, it’s easy to teach kids, they like the competitive nature of it, and if they get too competitive, you can always use the cards for other, more gentle pursuits! […]

Caterpillar’s Activities

These first two are Quiet Time Worksheets for kids to work on individually. You could also keep a few of these on standby in a “Fast Finisher Box”, for any students that finish other work too quickly. Practising and/or assessing listening skills – teacher says, “Number 1 is caterpillar.” Students circle caterpillar. If you are […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Starts To Write

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is full of useful vocabulary for children – days of the week, food names, numbers… Children can use this vocabulary to create their own stories – for instance, “What I ate this week” (“On Monday, I ate fried rice. On Tuesday, I ate chicken.”), making it nice and personal to them. […]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Bill Martin Jr.’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? book is great for EFL learners – lots of repetitive language, easy vocabulary that they will encounter elsewhere (colours and animals), and beautiful Eric Carle drawings. Like other books, I’ve adapted mine by photocopying it, and enlarging the pictures and text for kids to see, […]

Hungry Caterpillar EFL worksheet for beginners

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a great book for English-speaking kids, but EFL learners also really enjoy it. I have adapted my copy slightly, making the language a little easier to understand, and creating A3 laminated pages that I can show to children one by one. I also use a few different […]